Hatfield Forest

Important notice -

Please note, parts of the M11 Junction 8 roundabout will be closed on weekends between Friday 20 May and Monday 4 July, which may affect your journey. For further information and to plan your visit, please check the National Highways website.

Ancient royal hunting forest

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What's on

Lilies on the Decoy Lake. bursting into bud

Summer Events

We are back this year with a varied programme of events, to suit a range of interests and ages. We start with Bushcraft in early April and than have several Open Air Theatre events across the summer, as well as some Yoga and Forest Bathing sessions.

Upcoming events

Peter Pan presented by Illyria

Fri 08 Jul 2022
Illyria presents Peter Pan

Forest Bathing

Sun 10 Jul 2022
Surround yourself with the peace of Hatfield Forest with guided forest bathing. As part of our Wellness Season.

Sunrise Yoga

Wed 20 Jul 2022
Start your day off with yoga in the peaceful surroundings of the Lake Area. As part of our Wellness Season.

The Reluctant Dragon by Quantum Theatre

Sat 13 Aug 2022
Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George.

Pirates of Penzance presented by Illyria

Sat 03 Sep 2022
Illyria presents the Pirates of Penzance
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Things to see and do

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Children creating art from leaves, twigs and bark

Learning at Hatfield Forest

Unfortunately we are not able to offer led school visits in 2022. We are currently working on downloadable resources which you will be able to use at your school or on a self-led visit to Hatfield Forest. If you would like to book a self-led visit, please email hatfieldforest@nationaltrust.org.uk

Children enjoying the trees in Hatfield Forest, Essex

Hatfield Forest Explorer Groups

We have had to suspend our monthly Explorer groups for the time being.